Known as the "Crossroads of the World", Times Square is a dazzling intersection famed for its lavish neon signs, grand theaters, and pulsating crowds. Whether you're on your way to a Broadway show, a buzzing bar or one of the family-friendly restaurant that line the streets, look out for iconic structures like the Paramount Building and One Times Square – site of the celebrated New Year's Eve ball drop.
One of the art capitals of the world, Chelsea has literally hundreds of renowned galleries to explore, including the Gagosian and the Gladstone. A taste of New York life can be had at Chelsea Market, a vast warren of artisan food stalls. The High Line, an elevated promenade, offers fantastic views of this upscale neighbourhood, while the Chelsea Piers – intended destination of the Titanic – is a great Manhattan landmark.
Think "New York City" and the sights of Midtown East will spring to mind . There's the towering Art Deco splendor of the Chrysler Building, the gleaming edges of the Empire State Building, and the opulence of Grand Central – arguably the world's most famous train station. For top flight shopping, make your way to Saks Fifth Avenue, and you can even walk the corridors of power at the UN Headquarters.
Anyone visiting the Big Apple will want to explore Midtown West – this is where the razzle dazzle of Times Square is, after all. Take in a show on Broadway or, if you fancy giving your mind a workout, take a tour of the celebrated Museum of Modern Art (or MoMA). And when your tummy starts rumbling, check out the French brasseries, sushi bars and Russian eateries on Restaurant Row.
Sandwiched between the winding Hudson River and lush Central Park, Manhattan's Upper West Side is home to New York's most exclusive high-rise apartments, as well as Columbia University. The American Museum of Natural History makes it a history-buff's dream, while the Lincoln Center showcases everything from opera to jazz. A stroll around Riverside Park in full bloom is a fine way to spend a sunny day.
"Nice Hotel, Great Service!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 5, 2013
I enjoyed my stay, the hotel was neat and the service was excellent. They were doing renovations in the lobby while we were there over december which was a bit strange but other than that no complaints.
"New York holiday"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 31, 2013
The hotel is situated just off Broadway, Upper West side, less hustle and bustle than downtown NY but still with easy access to many attractions. Easy walking to the busy Time Square area and downtown New York. A quick walk gets you to the NH Museum and Central Park. The hotel rooms are a bit small, but have all the comforts one needs. I liked it and felt comfortable there because it is clean and the staff are friendly and helpful.
"Right in the middle of it"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 20, 2013
Good hotel, really central - Right on Times Square. Not quite 4 star but clean & fairly well appointed (nice bathroom but small). Mattress on sleeper couch really thin though - even a problem for 10 year old kids. Free wifi in lobby :-)
"New York near Central Park"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 10, 2013
I really enjoyed my stay. The hotel was comfortable, reasonably priced with good service oriented staff and very well situated. My only gripe was an issue we had with the room's plumbing and noise from the heating system but other than that it was certainly well worth it and I can highly recommend the hotel.
"very well situated - Midtown Central Park location"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 6, 2013
Very enjoyable stay and would definitely recommend it. Would stay there again. Only negative that there was only one person available to assist with baggage on check-out which took approximately half an hour to assist.
"Downtown and very close to subway"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 22, 2012
I would stay here again. Had a great city view in from room. Checkout time is 11 am which was a problem for me, because my flight out was 10pm,but they allow you to store luggage if you come back later to retrieve it, so i could still sight see.
Some staff were very friendly, others were helpful but not smiling and it felt weird to me.